Useful Yoga Links
(I have some links on my facebook page but due to popular request after talking about great local retreats, I've added the address below. This is a work in progress so let me know of any suggestions and I will add them below so we can share :)
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www.mangroveyoga.org - Amazing retreats (many very reasonably priced) only 1 hours drive North of here. The food is amazing and there is plenty of different ways to incorporate yoga into your life depending on your personality etc. You get a good taste of different ways to do this whether you are a karma, jnana, raja, bhakti, hatha yogi or a bit of everything. There are different paths and methods to purify the mind and body depending on what suits you where you are now. This is my favourite place to go but I need to get there more this year!!
The Billabong retreat is also good if you need some respite although I feel less focus on yoga and more on soaking up the beautiful bird song and view in a safe place. Depends on what you are needing. It has treatment options like massage so is more luxurious and pricey.
www.stretchnow.com - where I source my props
Great podcasts: Dharma Seed, Tara Brach, Petrea King, Jack Kornfield,
Great apps: Sattwa (purple clock lotus pic), Headspace (both of these I have heard have good mindfulness meditations, relaxations, music, etc) I love Gaia which has daily practices you can do from home too.
Books: Patanjali's sutras (many translations to choose from), Autobiography of a Yogi by Parammahanoa Yogananda, Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, Buddhism for mothers by Sarah Napthali, 5 languages of love by Chapman, A lamp in the darkness by Jack Kornfield is helpful with grief, Yoga with Attitude complied by Swami Vimalratna, Four Chapters on Freedom & Sure Ways to Self-Realization by Swami Satyanada Saraswati, Quotes and poems including Rumi, Lao-Tzu, Patanjali, Gandhi, Buddha, Sai Baba, William Blake, Carolyne Myss, Louise Hay and so many more.
This helps you to see if your healthfund covers yoga but this is only until May 2019.
Another example of how yoga can help overcome negative behavioural habits from relationship dynamics (which is most of us and a biggie) to addiction. I have been asked to share this link for it's great resources useful for anyone suffering from addiction and just out of interest. Yoga includes some useful medtative techniques that help retrain our minds/rewire the brain, helping to change habitual patterns/cycles by using awareness and attitude of the Witness and opposites. This link has some interesting information about how they've yoga has been found to be helpful with managing addictive behaviour. This works in the same was as we use yoga to change any other negative behaviour and habit into positive using meditative techniques.